The concept of virtual images and why they lead to angular rather than linear magnification of optical images can be vague for students. A particularly straightforward method of obtaining quantitative magnification for simple magnifiers, microscopes, and telescopes uses the technology that students carry in their backpacks—their camera phones.
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Measuring magnification of virtual images using digital cameras
Mickey D. Kutzner;
Phys. Teach. 54, 503 (2016)
Mickey D. Kutzner, Samantha Snelling; Measuring magnification of virtual images using digital cameras. Phys. Teach. 1 November 2016; 54 (8): 503. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4965277
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